Protecting Youth Athletes (PCA Video)
US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee
Learn about this important group and its current initiatives and research projects.
Education & Training
A safe and positive playing experience starts by knowing the rules and how to appropriately and effectively coach, officiate and play the game.
Properly fitted and standard-meeting gear for men's and women's lacrosse are essential to player safety.
AED Education & Commotio Cordis
AEDs are powerful, life-saving devices. US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science are proud to offer educational resources and grants to help lacrosse programs purchase this equipment.
Risk Management & Emergency Plans
Having emergency plans in place and following basic risk management protocol provides a safe playing environment for players.
Stay informed on how to handle a concussion with important information regarding signs and symptoms and treatment.
Tools & Courses
Injury Prevention & Conditioning
Preparation using proper training techniques and adherence to the rules of the game are essential to improving performance and preventing injury.
Nutrition, Heat & Hydration
A healthy diet and good eating habits are essential for a young athlete's development and performance.
Using age-appropriate methods and understanding the developmental differences in youth of various ages and gender prevents injury and promotes positive cognitive and motor development.
Research & Position Papers
As the sport's national governing body, US Lacrosse seeks to lead the effort in injury research and education, while also setting national safety guidelines and standards for the sport.